Tyshawn Taylor

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Tyshawn Taylor
TyshawnTaylor.jpg
Taylor during his tenure at Kansas
No. 41 – Dynamo Moscow
Position Point guard
League Russian Basketball Super League
Personal information
Born (1990-04-12) April 12, 1990 (age 24)
Hoboken, New Jersey
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school St. Anthony (Jersey City, New Jersey)
College Kansas (2008–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 2 / Pick: 41st overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Pro career 2012–present
Career history
20122014 Brooklyn Nets
2012–2014 Springfield Armor (D-League)
2014 Maine Red Claws (D-League)
2014 Atléticos de San Germán (Puerto Rico)
2014–present Dynamo Moscow (Russia)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Tyshawn Jamar Taylor (born April 12, 1990) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Dynamo Moscow of the Russian Basketball Super League. He played college basketball for the University of Kansas[1] before he was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the 41st overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft.

High school career[edit]

Taylor attended St. Anthony High School in New Jersey where he played under renowned high school coach Bob Hurley. During the 2007–08 season, Taylor's team went 32-0 and was awarded the high school basketball mythical national championship by USA Today.[1] Taylor also appeared in the 2009 film The Street Stops Here, a documentary about Hurley and St. Anthony.[2]

College career[edit]

Freshman year[edit]

In 2008–09, Taylor averaged 9.7 points and 3.0 assists per game as he earned Big 12 All-Rookie team honors.

Sophomore year[edit]

Taylor averaged 7.2 points and 3.4 assists per game on the 2009–10 Kansas Jayhawks men's basketball team who won both the Big 12 regular season and tournament championships.

Junior year[edit]

Taylor averaged 9.3 points and 4.6 assists his sophomore year. Taylor led the team in assists and was fourth in the Big 12. On February 21, 2011, Taylor was suspended indefinitely from the team for violating team rules. The specifics of the suspension were not announced.[3]

Senior year[edit]

Starting for the fourth straight year, Taylor nearly doubled his career scoring average. Taylor, along with All-American Thomas Robinson, helped lead Kansas to the 2012 national championship game before losing to Kentucky.

Professional career[edit]

Brooklyn Nets[edit]

On June 28, 2012, Taylor was selected with the 41st overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers. He was later traded to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for cash considerations. On July 6, 2012, he signed with the Nets.[4] When Deron Williams was ruled out for final two games before the All-Star break with ankle problems, Taylor was put into the Nets' rotation.[5] In his first game in the rotation, Taylor finished with a career-high 12 points in a career-high 34 minutes as the Nets defeated the Indiana Pacers 89-84 in overtime.[6] During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Springfield Armor of the NBA D-League.[7]

During his sophomore season, he had multiple assignments with the Springfield Armor.[8]

New Orleans Pelicans[edit]

On January 21, 2014, Taylor was traded to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for cash considerations and the rights to Edin Bavčić.[9] On January 23, 2014, he was waived by the Pelicans before playing in a game for them.[10]

Maine Red Claws[edit]

On January 30, 2014, Taylor was acquired by the Maine Red Claws.[11]

Puerto Rico[edit]

On February 21, 2014, Taylor signed with Atléticos de San Germán of Puerto Rico for the 2014 BSN season.[12] On May 23, 2014, he parted ways with Atléticos after 17 games.[13]

Russia[edit]

On September 17, 2014, Taylor signed with Dynamo Moscow of Russia for the 2014–15 season.[14]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Brooklyn 38 0 5.8 .368 .462 .556 .5 .6 .3 .0 2.2
2013–14 Brooklyn 23 3 11.7 .341 .250 .800 .7 1.6 .5 .0 3.9
Career 61 3 8.0 .354 .360 .684 .5 .9 .4 .0 2.9

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013 Brooklyn 2 0 1.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0
Career 2 0 1.0 .000 .000 .000 .0 .0 .0 .0 .0

International career[edit]

Taylor represented USA Basketball as they won the 2009 FIBA Under-19 World Championship. Taylor averaged a team-high 10.8 points and a team-high 4.4 assists per game.[15] His team-high 18 points and 6 assists in the final game against Greece helped secure the championship for the United States.[16] After the tournament, Taylor was named to the five-person All-Star team for the tournament along with teammate Gordon Hayward.[17]

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